Halsey Opens Up About Health Struggle With Endometriosis

Halsey is opening up about her battle with endometriosis.

On Monday, March 19, 2018, the "New Americana" singer attended the Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball in New York City, where she spoke with Us Weekly about living with the gynecological condition, in which the tissue that is supposed to line a woman's uterus instead grows outside of the organ. 

"I have male managers in my life. I'm surrounded by men all the time," the 21-year-old began, explaining why she refuses to hide or feel embarrassed by the reproductive disease, which includes symptoms of heavy menstrual periods and severe pain. 

She continued, "There were times when I was bleeding through my clothes or I was sick and it got to the point where I had to look at everyone around me and be like, 'You know what? That is something that is a reality for me and you need to suck it up and deal. I'm not going to let you make me ashamed of this. We're going to get through this.'"

While accepting the Blossom Award at the event, Halsey reflected on her decision to go public with her endometriosis diagnosis in January 2016. 

"I have the privilege of getting to meet a lot of young fans on the road and many of them have told me that without that tweet they wouldn't have taken the opportunity to talk to their doctors and physicians and say, 'Hey, something's not right,'" she said (via Vogue).

The "Bad at Love" singer continued, "A lot of people are taught to believe the pain is normal. If you think something is wrong, it probably is. You need to go and demand that someone takes you seriously. Your health is all you have, and especially as a young woman who has reproductive pain, you need to take care of yourself." Well said.

Halsey isn't the only celeb to speak candidly about their struggle with endometriosis. As Nicki Swift previously reported, Lena Dunham revealed in February 2018 that she underwent a total hysterectomy — the removal of the cervix and uterus — due to her longtime battle with the disease.